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Kitten Kindness Coloring Tutorial by Melissa

Hi everyone! Melissa here to share with you a simple coloring tutorial for these sweet kitties from Whimsy Stamps by Lee Holland called Kitten Kindness.  I wanted to show you a few coloring techniques for coloring fur.  Three to be exact; tiger stripes, calico and textured fur.  Any of these can be used on other animals too.  A number of these techniques you might already know, but I do give you a few hints how to have the best outcome.

You will need a few coloring tools.  If you are an alcohol marker user, pick two to three colors of the same color family for each technique as well as some alcohol such as Colorless Blender from Copic.  If you use colored pencils I would pick two to three colors for each technique as well and gamsol or some other blender solution.

I did want to include a list of colors used for the fur:
Gray/Blacks:  C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, 100
Browns:  E70, E71, E74
Orange:  YR12, YR15, YR18

In the beginning of the video I show you how I use acetate to place my rubber stamps.  Often it's hard to see the correct position.  I did not include that after having the correct placement on the acetate to go ahead and stamp on the paper.  Then I do the sentiment the same.

Please make sure to like the video and follow my YouTube channel as I'll be doing more Whimsy Stamp tutorials in the future.

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Faux Chipboard and Christmas Sparkle

Hi Everyone! 
I am pleased to be back with another Whimsy inspiration post and video for you.  This week I am using an October release die alongside the snowflake set we used last month over on my blog Hedgehog Hollow!

Let's look at today's project...
I love this two-part die that adds snow capping to the letters. I also really like this technique to create extra dimension to your cards, I created my own chipboard effect letters!  The red embossing adds a great pop and so much sparkle form the WOW! embossing powder! Let's look at the tutorial...

I love making multiple cards with the same supplies and showing you new ways to mix it up too!

Happy Stamping!

Monthly Inspiration from Alanna -- 3 cards with Abstract Christmas

Hi friends. I have three cards to share with you today, all using the super fun Abstract Christmas stamp set from Whimsy Stamps that was recently released.

For my first card, I created my background using some various colors of Distress Inks that I smooshed into some water color card stock.  I then stamped and heat embossed the Christmas tree and the sentiment with some silver embossing powder.

For my second card, I did the same thing except this time with some various blue inks with some gold embossing powder. I also rubbed my Versamark ink pad down the edge of a white piece of card stock and then coated it with the same gold embossing powder.

For my last card, I thought it would be fun to heat emboss the image onto some black card stock. I then took some metallic water colors and added just a touch to some of the circles in the tree. I also added heat embossing to the edges of my panel like I did in the card above.

I hope you've enjoyed these cards today. Thanks for dropping by. Crafty hugs!

'Wishlist' Christmas Card & Whimsy Challenge

Hi! It's my turn to post on the blog today and I thought I would remind you all of the monthly Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge.

Our Whimsy topic as always is a nice easy one,

Anything Goes 

Remember, you must use a Whimsy product on your challenge creation to be included in the prize draw. Don't have anything Whimsy yet? No problem! You can go to the Whimsy Store and get your own digital image or paper from Whimsy as our FREE GIFT! Just follow this LINK!

Also, your entry doesn't have to be a card - we welcome all paper projects!

You have until the 12th of December to submit your entry, 
and the winner will be announced on the 14th.

If you don't have a blog, you can pop into the Facebook page to share your creations.

Anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please remember no more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

I used this adorable rubber stamp from Sylvia Zet - Wishlist.

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.

I cut out some tags using the Stitched Tag dies and the window frame using a die from the Shaker Builder - Sweetest Birthday set. I used some vellum behind the frame to give it a more muted effect to the paper behind. 

The sentiment is a new chipboard element from Whimsy Stamps - Christmas Adapt-a-words chipboard. These are super light and can be colored easily with pens.
The papers are from my stash, and I used white and black gel pens to add some stitching details.
I used some twine and bells to wrap around the frame and some enamel dots from the Christmas Cheer collection.




Thanks for looking.

For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 

I can't wait to see what you create.

Happy Crafting x